Visualizing Personal Networks: Working with Participant-aided Sociograms

  title={Visualizing Personal Networks: Working with Participant-aided Sociograms},
  author={Bernie Hogan and Juan Antonio Carrasco and Barry Wellman},
  journal={Field Methods},
  pages={116 - 144}
We describe an interview-based data-collection procedure for social network analysis designed to aid gathering information about the people known by a respondent and reduce problems with data integrity and respondent burden. This procedure, a participant-aided network diagram (sociogram), is an extension of traditional name generators. Although such a diagram can be produced through computer-assisted programs for interviewing (CAPIs) and low technology (i.e., paper), we demonstrate both… 

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